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Assessment of Course/Program

Course Assessment can improve student learning and teaching effectiveness by assessing the success of the course in terms of the actual accomplishments of the students.  Program Review or Assessment is a faculty-driven Institutional mechanism to assess progress at the department level. The first four of the sites below deal with Course Assessment while the fifth one deals with Program Review or Assessment.

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Field Tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG)

National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin

The Classroom Assessment Techniques -- CATs (Angelo and Cross, 1993) within the FLAG are succinct, self-instructional, web-based modules that introduce a broadly applicable technique for use in college or university classes.  Although termed Classroom assessment techniques, they are different from the ones listed in the CAT category.

Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG)

Wisconsin Center for Education Research

The SALG survey asks students to rate how each component of a course (e.g., textbook, collaborative work, labs) helped them to learn, and to rate their gains toward achieving the course goals.


Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

This website answers the questions What is Assessment? and Why is Assessment Important? Additionally there are instructions for how to do assessment and examples are provided.

Course Assessment Handbook: Tools and Techniques for Course Improvement

Office of Institutional Assessment, Research and Testing, Western Washington University

This is a 131 page document designed to help faculty in developing assessments for their classes.

Program Assessment Handbook

Office of Institutional Assessment, Research and Testing, Western Washington University

This document is a handbook to assist faculty and administrators develop a program assessment plan.